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INEC office suffers renewed attack in Imo

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Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State which currently undergoing extensive refurbishment renovation has been attacked by unknown miscreants on Thursday.

The INEC facility had earlier been attacked by hoodlums.

The National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye on Friday in Abuja in a statement stat that the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Imo State, Prof. Sylvia Agu, reported to the ugly incident to the commission’s top echelon.

“The incident occurred on Thursday, 1st December, 2022.

“The building, which is undergoing extensive renovation following an earlier attack, was vandalised and partially set ablaze.”

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Okoye also confirmed that the three out of seven construction workers whom were whisked away by the assailants later regained their freedom.

“The damage would have been more extensive but for the quick response of the Nigeria Police which has deployed its personnel to the site.

“This is one attack too many.

“The Commission once again expresses its concern over the spate of attacks on its facilities and the negative consequences on our preparations for the 2023 general election,” he disclosed.

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